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royal purple gave 8 hp on tv show? how many switched?

This is a discussion on royal purple gave 8 hp on tv show? how many switched? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; one horsepower tv couple days ago they had a z28 and changed all the fluids (tranny, motor, gears) and then ...

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    royal purple gave 8 hp on tv show? how many switched?

    one horsepower tv couple days ago they had a z28 and changed all the fluids (tranny, motor, gears) and then made a 8 HP increase. has anybody ever switched to this or still run MOBILE 1 5w30. i know this company started in the business jst for high HP cars and expensive cars.

    if not motor has anybody reccommend there tranny oil or rear end oil

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    I don't like Royal Purple, I like Mobil 1 even less. In regards to this poll, where is the "other" option.

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    VP racing oils in mine.

    Mobil 1 for a little longer in the Grand Am since I still have 7 quarts sitting around. After that...not sure. Mobil 1 is grossly overpriced for what you get though. No longer a basestock IV...which means it isn't 100% synthetic.
    Royal Purple is okay oil. Big problem is the price....too high.

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    I saw that episode too. I voted Mobil 1, because thats in it right now. I'm going to switch next oil change, after hearing about Mobil 1 switching to a base stock III. I was thinking of Royal Purple or Ams oil.
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    0-30 German Castrol FTW. RP and M1 are both unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanger88 View Post
    0-30 German Castrol FTW. RP and M1 are both unacceptable.
    German Castrol, is that any different than Castrol at Wal-Mart/Auto part stores or do you have to get it a race shops.

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    AutoZone used to carry it.
    Not sure if they still do or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    AutoZone used to carry it.
    Not sure if they still do or not.
    Does it look differant or say German on it.

    Then I can get back on topic.

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    It does.
    But I don't think it is really easy to see. Kinda have to check for it.
    Never used it myself, so not 100% sure.

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    On the back the german stuff says it's imported from germany, the other stuff says manufactured in (somewhere in the US)

    You will pick up HP on the dyno switching from synthetic to dino oil if all the fluids in your car are old and you change them all to clean new oils. It has nothing to do with just being a better oil.

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    Royal purple started out as a specilty lubricant company serving industry, such as refinerys. (ie: pumps, pump motors etc). Motrsports was just an extra buck to be made. They do make great products but 8 hp is hard to pull if you are already using synthetics.

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    Wait a minute. Are you saying that you use MOBILE 1 5-W. I've always used 10-W.

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    well.......ive heard some bad things on royal purples tranny fluid.....Ive heard it breaks down kinda easy........Not to mention it costs 8 bucks a quart!!!!!!!
    Ive talked to several tranny "Top Dogs" and they all said it doesnt really make a difference which brand u put in ur tranny its pretty much the same, so which one u gonna pay for? the 3 dollar one or the 8 dollar one...?
    I made the mistake of the 8 dollar one but returned it and got the cheaper one

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    Royal Purple for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    well.......ive heard some bad things on royal purples tranny fluid.....Ive heard it breaks down kinda easy........Not to mention it costs 8 bucks a quart!!!!!!!
    No synthetics for my tranny....

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    I dont trust the synthetics on the clutch plates. I ran dragbikes for 20 years and synthetic oils would make the clutches slip. Maybe their better now, but for me engine and rear gear only.

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    Actually switched to German Castrol 0W-30 from M1 5W-30.

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    personal i would have to say M1 in the engine. Im for synthetic ... and as for rear ends id go with royal puple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird02 View Post
    personal i would have to say M1 in the engine. Im for synthetic ...
    Mobil 1 is not a 100% synthetic anymore....

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    I use Castrol Full Synthetic Works fine for me.

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